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Aug 30, 2009 6:00am EDT
used that gift to touch as many lives an write as many wrongs as the years would allow. we can still hear his voice bellowing through the senate chamber, a convertible force of nature in support of healthcare, or workers rights or civil rights. and yet, as has been noted, while his causes became deeply personal, his disagreements never did. while he was seen by his fiercest critics as a partisan lightning rod, that is not the prism through which ted kennedy saw the world, nor was it the prism through which his colleagues saw ted kennedy. he was a product of an age when the joy and nobility of politics prefshlted differences of party -- prevented differences of party from becoming barriers of cooperation and mutual respect. a time when adversaries still saw each other as patriots. atest legislature of our time. he did it by huing the principle, yes, but also by seeking compromise and common cause. not through deal making and horse trading alone, but through friendship and kindness and humor. there was a time he courted orrin hatch for support of the children's health insurance p
CSPAN
Aug 26, 2009 5:00pm EDT
take place in the ronald reagan building. it will consist of four tracks focusing on using that for innovation and management. for our government. keeping the initiatives from the administration. stay tuned to our website for that information. tomorrow, tomorrow was very exciting. we'll be talking about innovation. contests. crowd forcing. all the fun things -- >> this event is wrapping up with housekeeping. tonight, an in-depth look at medicare, part 8. our guest is the former administrator for medicare and medicaid. that is tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern. >> as the debate over health care continues, our health care how does an online resource. -- our health care website is a resource, including video from town hall meetings you have gone too. and there is more at c- span.org/healthcare. >> flags are flying at half staff today. senator ted kennedy passed away last night. president obama singing this morning that the massachusetts's senator's ideas are stamped on scores of laws and reflected in millions of lives. >> sustained by remember priceless years together, i will try to carry f
CSPAN
Aug 16, 2009 9:00pm EDT
scandal. can you give us a quick overview of what that was and whether that benefits one party over another? >> what happened was, as a result of court rulings, the mp's were required to publish details of all their expenses. they were going to do this in a limited fashion, but as the details caught linked to -- got leaked to the newspaper. day after day they were publishing details of expenses, some of them really quite shocking what was being claimed. it did a lot of damage across the political spectrum. . . gavin cordon, what is organization all about? >> awful range of stories. it is essentially the media broadcasts, newspapers, it can be picked up by foreign media as well. >> thank you for joining us. now that speech on foreign- policy by david cameron. these remarks are from earlier this summer. >> thank you for those words about honesty and openness about public spending, something that prime minister and i discussed in a less calm atmosphere yesterday. you have a remarkable history in just over a century, you found the discovery of penicillin, fiber optics, and have a 14 nob
CSPAN
Aug 13, 2009 5:00pm EDT
water, using up to two dozen times more energy. over the past several years, a lot of water has been recalled due to contamination by arsenic, cleaning compounds, and bacteria. consumers may not realize that many of the regulations apply to municipalities for tap water, and do not apply to facilities for bottled water. i would like to put up a chart outlining some of these differences. for example, municipal suppliers are required to tell consumers within 24 hours if they find dangerous contaminants that exceed federal levels, but this requirement does not apply to bottled water. certified laboratories must be used for tap waters, but of all water has no similar requirement. and the contamination found, the local contamination, and potential health defects. all water distributors are required to provide a report. instead, they relied on limited information found on labels and in some cases on company websites. . . >> another company states the clinical tests at hospitals several cities demonstrate improvements in the health of patients in certain disorders mountain valley water. anot
CSPAN
Aug 13, 2009 8:00pm EDT
health care reform. we are using our union's power to counter some of the union lines that are spreading from coast-to-coast. we have spent roughly $1 million in the past month alone countering those lovely friends of america, the insurance companies. we are prepared to spend that much more in the months ahead. ouróy nurses are on tv with a powerful ad advocating for real health care reform. we have put organizers and staff into key congressional districts. we will not back down from this fight. america's working families are depending on us. this month, we are joining progressives in taking our message directly to members of congress with a nationwide highway to health care campaign, a rock-and-roll theme that is crisscrossing the country. nobody had better get in our way. stop by our booth and vigorous schedule. better yet, when the rv hitch your city, on board and blog about the energy you are seeing for healthcare reform. in communities all across this country, afscme activists are fighting for the values we share with the activists of netroots nation. ó÷like you, we be
CSPAN
Aug 19, 2009 5:00pm EDT
security issues. >> thank you for inviting us to have this hearing. we are delighted to participate. virtually our entire economy, our defense system, depends on the electronic medication systems that are extremely vulnerable and under constant attack. the vast majority of the systems are owned and operated by the private sector. unfortunately, virtually all the economic incentives regarding cyber security favor the attackers. the area to defend is virtually a -- limitless. defense is difficult to coordinate an expensive compared to the return on investment. the good news is that we know a great deal about how to prevent and stop these attacks. the bad news is, we are just not doing it. price waterhouse coopers study of over 1000 companies found that those who follow the industry best practices could prevent almost -- and almost entirely mitigate the attacks against him. the 2008 date of age in the database breach report studied and concluded that 87% of the bridges could of been avoided if reasonable and identifiable security practices had been followed. the chief of intermission a
CSPAN
Aug 21, 2009 7:00am EDT
can be owned by the members themselves and they use their strength as a group to purchase goods or services and the cooperatives of that would be formed across the united states would act in the very same way as they do today. i informed rural illinois and we are very familiar with cooperatives as individuals come together as groups. americans think of themselves as the rugged individualists, but actually, we join groups all the time. and the cooperatives give the power of groups to the individual. i think that it can bring competition to the health care sector. we need greater competition. but we need greater choices for individuals. and that is what i think cooperative's done correctly will do. a cartel, on the other hand, is controlled by the suppliers and their monopolistic -- and they are monopolistic and they do not serve to enhance competition. cartels killed competition. we ought to be careful about the real language that is being used. kecoughtahost: it sounds like ot co-op, a federally run toward, is not something you are in favor of. guest: correct, that is simply relabe
CSPAN
Aug 4, 2009 1:00pm EDT
speeding from us. once you have a relation between the distance and the speed, and the relation, but the way, is linear so if something is more distant, it moves faster from us -- once you have a relation like this, you can roll it back, like a video that you run backward, and you can discover when it did the expected start. if i tell you that the distance from here to baltimore is -- i don't know what it is -- 40 miles, let's say, it will take you an hour to get there. of course, it never does, because the parkway is always full of repairs and things, but that is a different question. in this particular case, you can use this to roll the movie of the universe back and discover how old are universe is. the problem is, in astronomy, while you can determine speeds relatively easy, because you use something that is similar to the doppler effect, this thing that when something moves away, waves gets spread out, so you can, by seeing how waves gets spread out, it tell how fast it is moving, distances are very difficult to tell in astronomy. you look to the sky and looks to dimensiona
CSPAN
Aug 6, 2009 10:00am EDT
not using primary care facilities. but you are right. the bill will not be implemented overnight. it will take several years for it to be fully implemented. we have to have primary-care physicians in place before we have these requirements go into place. host: last question, a different topic the senate will vote on expanding the cash for clunkers program. how will you vote? guest: i will vote for it. it has been more successful than many of us thought. the milage increase has gone up 10 miles per gallon on new cars. it is beating feel efficiency and new cars by 20%. we are getting off the roads these cars and trucks, mainly trucks, that are very inefficient, and getting a much more efficient automobiles, and helping our economy and creating jobs, which a stimulus should do. it is good news. host: thank you for being here. we will take you live to capitol hill. this committee hearing is the senate, and security -- senate homeland security and government affairs committee. it is chaired by tom carper. it is on the health of the postal service. you have probably heard that the post
CSPAN
Aug 22, 2009 10:00am EDT
more books than i can read. thank you very much for joining us. the next person is a director of sovereign ratings at standard and pork and responsible for the sovereign analysis with -- for the latin american group, and teaches part time at columbia university. she worked at the federal reserve board of governors in washington. let me say that the job of the sovereign ratings is to put all of this into a single member, which is not so easy to do. it takes an incredible amount of analysis. and finally, a senior fellow at the inter-american dialogue. he works on a wide range of issues. he has been traveling a lot to his home country of argentina. he served as the chief of the latin america western hemisphere program at the international monetary fund. welcome back to the dialogue. he will start us off, also he has written a paper on mexico, which he sounds a little bit like a pessimist. >> think you very much. in deference to your very strong feelings, the oi will now a power pointpoint. this is a great opportunity. we are extremely knowledgeable. when i used to go on mission to m
CSPAN
Aug 16, 2009 10:00am EDT
entire career in health policy. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> let me introduce our two reporters. jennifer. for the water post and "washington post".com. let's start. >> you've been quoted as saying august is going to be a make or break month for health care. the president has said the same thing. so far we've seen a lot of anger, hostility and questions on what is in the bill. if it continues at this pace through the entire month, what impact will that have when congress returns? >> i think if it continues down this path, august will be a lost opportunity to develop in consensus that needs to be developed on the part of the american people. and i think the important crucial thing for the president and for leaders on capitol hill on both sides is to break down the components of health care reform and talk about where there is consensus. because, frankly, people aren't getting a sense that there's consensus and there is on important elements which i know we'll talk about. unfortunately, all of the stories are process stories about who is disagreeing with whom as opposed
CSPAN
Aug 20, 2009 10:00am EDT
hear a national radio hook up to hear fdr speak to them. what did that use of technology do for him? guest: it made him a national figure in ways no president had been before. it is hard not to imagine, but there had never been a time when the president before could really speak to the people and everybody heard the same thing at the same time. earlier presidents have done this, but we're just giving regular speeches that were put on the rea. he could really talk to someone in a tenement in new york city or in a form in montana. it was the beginning. we all know about that now. host: your enthusiasm is bubbling over and we can tell you had a lot of fun with this story. here is the book -- "fdr v. the constitution: the court-packing fight and the triumph of democracy." thanks to him for being with us, and for you for watching. have a great rest of the day. . . >> the impact of slowing medicare spending on its seniors. c-span2 is showing it live. president obama is talking to various groups about health care today. he will be a guest on a radio program this afternoon. we will have liv
CSPAN
Aug 22, 2009 2:00pm EDT
about us and not contractors. my affiliation with michael chertoff was made quite public, and i do identify myself as a member of the chertoff group in any public discourse. with regard to the ig report, i will take no ownership over that. i was one of the 200 people who were interviewed. there were some people who were not interviewed, and there was another group who was interviewed but not further identified. that might reflect something the secretary said earlier, that you have people who are taking a serious risk by doing the patriotic thing. i was surprised as director of cia how much american business will put themselves at risk for no profit motive in order to assist american intelligence agencies. what you may be seen there is a version of trying to protect them from the kind of legal actions or public criticism that seems to be more prominent in recent times. cia does not live isolated inside the broader american political culture. one of our in advantages is to rely on us as a society to help us achieve our mission. there is nothing nefarious about that. it is something t
CSPAN
Aug 3, 2009 12:00pm EDT
, thank you for being with us. everyone right now, the dialogue is about health care. what do you want to see with health care? where do you think we are at now? caller: guest: it is a mess right there is not any question about it that things need to be done. i think some of those things are very, very obvious. there is some need for reform in the insurance industry. we should be insuring pre- existing conditions. we should give small companies and associations the ability to pull together to expand the base of the coverage in terms of the number of people. and you would get better rates. there's not any doubt about that. we should be emphasizing the tort reform. that'll help. i am not sure that it is the answer to everything, but that will help in terms of needless expenses. we should be emphasizing wellness and prevention. if you really want to make a difference in a person's life, get on top of obesity issues when children are young. if we can emphasize that -- another thing we have to do in terms of health care reform, we often times here this 47 million it that are not insure
CSPAN
Aug 27, 2009 6:00am EDT
potential for the future. to all those who are idle in the cities and industries of america let us provide new hope for the dignity of useful work. democrats have always believed that a basic civil right of all americans is their right to earn their own way. the party of the people must always be the party of full employment. [applause] . [applause] to all those who work hard for a living wage let us provide new hope that the price of their employment shall not be an unsafe workplace and a death at an earlier age. to all those who inhabit our land from california to the new york island, from the redwood forest to the gulfstream waters, let us provide new hope that prosperity shall not be purchased by poisoning the air, the rivers and the natural resources that are the greatest gift of this continent. [applause] we must insist that our children and our grandchildren shall inherit a land which they can truly call america the beautiful. [applause] to all those who see the worth of their work and their savings taken by inflation, let us offer new hope for a stable economy. we must meet
CSPAN
Aug 17, 2009 12:00pm EDT
us lowly blotteggers. kudos to you guys. you all rock. >> good to have a question? >> i am with a blog. i find it hard to think that we should pick a republican as a lesser of two evils. if i was here for the vote between a republican and democrat, i would have voted for a democrat, under the pretense that a cure to get it, when i get the real thing. candidates have to start thinking about sacrifice. a candid it may give up a career, but if you take the other side of that equation, but theoretically it save the job, how much of your job to be saved if your country goes to hell in a handbasket? [applause] as an alternative, i was on a call with a congressman recently. i question to him was, what is it a dead man's policy has that has people vote for her. -- what is speaker nancy pelosi's the strength of the people elect her? what he missed was, how could you replace her in the house? can we not start to put pressure on democrats across the country by tying them so directly to the most unpopular politician in america? could we get them with that kind of pressure to choose a differen
CSPAN
Aug 2, 2009 10:00am EDT
the conferenced bill and i use that term loosely as most of the funding levels and programs were determined not in a conference but by the house leadership and by my chairman. but when it came to counting votes, the leadership and the chairman had to do some dancing and started loading up the war supplemental with extraneous and unrelated items on -- all of which needed to get more votes. cash for clunkers was one of those items. my colleagues in the senate, senator feinstein in particular and senator collins, had some serious concerns with the house bill. senator feinstein tried to negotiate some changes to improve the program, but was rebuffed, as i understand it, by my chairman. basically they were told it was his way or the highway. here we are today, not one hearing on the cash for clunkers program in the appropriations committee, not one hearing on the needs of the program prior to receiving funds, no one hearing on how the first $1 billion has been spent, not one hearing on how much money the program will need to get through the fiscal year. instead we find ourselves on th
CSPAN
Aug 12, 2009 8:00pm EDT
] >> good morning, everyone. and welcome to the white house. i am glad all of you could be with us today as we honor the newest member of our highest court, who i am proud to address for the very first time as the justice sonia sotomayor. [cheers and applause] we are also honored to be joined by justice sotomayor's new colleagues. we have justice ginsberg who is here, as well as justice stevens. and so i just want to thank both justice stevens and justice ginsburg not only for being here today but for your extraordinary service on the court. i know you that you will be getting just a sotomayor some good tips. -- justice sotomayor some good tips. [laughter] i want to thank everyone who brought us to this day. i want to thank our judiciary committee chairman, senator pat leahy. as well as are senate majority large -- majority leader, harry reid, for their outstanding work -- [applause] for their outstanding work to complete this process before the august recess. i want to thank senator schumer, senator joe brent, but the boom are justice sotomayor's home centers, for their work. i wa
CSPAN
Aug 29, 2009 2:00am EDT
i admired and tried to emulate. sometimes, it got us in trouble. at the beginning of the green revolution, we were supposed to be at a green event together. i drive around a compact hybrid. our staff thought it would be good for teddy and i to be arriving at the event together in my hybrid. we are both small guys, by the way. it was too small for me into it -- certainly too small for the two of us. to overgrown peas in a pot -- in a pod. we sought alternate transportation, but we never stopped fighting for progress together. i threw a party for him in boston. i made him the honor edit -- thinking about him that day makes me smile. the senator took a bit too seriously, and set out to direct traffic on boston harbor. [laughter] i imagine that it was a role suited to him. he was a guardian. he watched over the tired, the weary, and the worn out. that was ted kennedy. when the phone rings, i missed teddy's voice at the end of the line. i am sad that it will not echo in the halls of the senate. the sound of the cools get -- the school kids, immigration -- immigrants taking the citiz
CSPAN
Aug 29, 2009 6:00am EDT
sailing with us today, and the poor kid said yeah, i'd like to. he shanghaied him. we took him. just like him, he took him and me and off to the races. from that point on, all i are remember is ted yelling, yelling, yelling, about me to get up on the right side front of the boat or the left side and he always claims that when i was to rotate with the other little guy that i said you heard him, get up there, and of course, it was really my turn to go up, so anyway, somehow this race was mercifully over. i distance see anything except this cold water coming pouring on me, sunburned, t-shirt, i mean, it was a nightmare. i didn't even see any other boats, but we kept going around and around, so finally, finally, finally this thing was mercifully over, and ted seemed satisfied. i had no idea. probably i was satisfied. i lived through it, but i looked out and it was like a mirage. here is this great big yacht and its was the honey fits. ted wanted to surprise me. we know how much fun ted has making his friends uncomfortable at times, but he hadn't told me but ambassador kennedy had come out to
CSPAN
Aug 15, 2009 2:00am EDT
to use their deep pockets to fight against it. they will lose just liked they lost -- just like they lost against lacrosse. this will not work. >> can we get the next question from the audience? jill from ohio, she is actually here, she asked me to ask you, how do we keep mental health parity in the discussion? health care is very important but that often gets left by the wayside. [applause] i have to say, she writes like she talks.com. . . health parity in vermont. 14 years later, as governor, i signed the bill. that's how long it took us to get this done, in a relatively progressive state. so it is a real problem. we have a mental health parity bill in this country, it was passed in honor of pete demencchi. as with abortion, this issue will ultimately, i hope, be settled by this panel of people who are going to make up the benefits. at minimum, they will have to obey the law and the law says, that insurance has to include meant at health benefits. the question is, the nitty gritty is how many limits and what are they allowed to do in order to limit the benefits? order to limit
CSPAN
Aug 2, 2009 10:30am EDT
cabinet. can you give us some color as to what came out of that session? >> i think a great opportunity -- we have all been so busy in the first six months of this administration. the implementation of stimulus. all of the legislative activity around climate change. the activity around health care. what we have been doing at dot is a great opportunity for the cabinet to bond with the president. to form the kind of team that we have all been really doing. but without the relationship building. if anything came out of that, it is the kind of relationship that really had a chance to form to get to know one another. to really understand what the president's priorities are. friday night they spent a lot of time with us. there was a lot of good interaction. we know where the president wants to take his agenda. i think -- i feel privileged to have a front row seat. it is a great privilege to serve with the president and his entire team. some of the smartest people and some of the hardest-working people i have ever met in my 30 years of public service. people who are making great sa
CSPAN
Aug 18, 2009 10:00am EDT
the first democrat to hold that office and 100 years. she is to say -- she used to say they have always done it this way. when she was commissioner, she focused quite quickly on consumer issues and gravitated immediately to issues of health. healthcare has been a passion of hers. she served as the chair of the health committee for the national association of health commissioners. during her second term, she took a move that was first in the nation in terms of denying the acquisition of kansas's bluecross blueshield. the reason she denied that was because of the increase of rates would have been a significant on individuals. in 2002 she was elected governor. she focused a lot of energy on education as well as the environment and health care. in 2006 she was elected to her second term and had recently been named by "time" magazine as one of the top five governors. we were happy she was our governor. the majority of us had reelected her, and then the president called. on april 29 she was sworn in to be the 21st secretary of the department of health and human services. the night she
CSPAN
Aug 24, 2009 8:00pm EDT
. >> when would you come back to washington and help us again? like diabetes, the legislative struggle is a daily thing. >> i am not completely sure what i'm coming back next. but i definitely would love to. this is my second visit in the last couple of months. it is a great place to come to speak out about the important things like this. >> what was your favorite part of visiting the white house? >> i always had this dream of becoming the president one day. i talk about a lot. and so being there was cool to see the history. it was obsolete such an honor. we were able to play an acoustic set up for the obama. . >> who would you most like to have dinner with? let me stevie wonder was an honor. elvis costello was an intelligent person. i got to sit down with them. i would love to sit down with him and talk a little bit more. he seemed like a great person. >> can you show us your dog attack? -- dog tag? >> it is under the tie and shirt, so i will not do it now. [laughter] but i have a special one my family got me for christmas, so i with that one. these are also special. people have been
CSPAN
Aug 2, 2009 2:00am EDT
may 2003, he focused on security issues, including the government's use of fisa, representing this current council and assisting the attorney general conducting oversight of the intelligence community. in our second with this is james charles johnson, from the department of defense. in this capacity, he serves as the chief legal officer for the department of defense and the legal adviser to the secretary of defense. his legal career has been a mixture of private practice and distinguished public service. mr. johnson began his career in public service as an assistant united states attorney in the southern division of new york, where he prosecuted public corruption cases between 1989 and 1991. gentlemen, if you would please stand. between 1989 and 1991. gentlemen, if you would please stand. do you affirm that the testimony you're about to give before the committee will be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help you god? thank you. please have a seat. mr. kris? we would like to hear from you. >> thank you. mr. chairman, senator kyl and members of the committee, th
CSPAN
Aug 5, 2009 7:00am EDT
expected to tout his economic stimulus plan to kill us growth. he will announce manufacturing plants, but officials say there are successes to highlight locally, signaling that the times are getting better. it says that it is great that he can return to committees he cares so much about and see signs of success. i hope that he will go way encouraged, and he should. there are encouraging indicators that the economy is turning around, but the battle is far from over. long term there is reason to be optimistic, but still thousands of unemployed in this county begun until all are back to work, he does not think anyone can say it is all behind. on the phone now is a reporter for elkhart, indiana. what do you expect a president to say today? guest: we learned today that the president and his vice president's appearance will announce $2.4 billion in grants as part of the federal stimulus funding for an electric vehicle battery manufacturing. these will go to 48 projects in 25 different states. indiana and michigan are two states hit hardest by the downturn and are receiving the most dollars for
CSPAN
Aug 26, 2009 8:00pm EDT
fiscal intermediaries, which are largely blue cross plans. there used to be 26. by region there would pay out benefits. if you submitted your claim after going to the hospital, the check would come back, usually would be to a contractor. there was a judgment made largely by me and others in congress that it was too complex. b in part a have all been joined together to consolidate the 15 original contractors. the will be 15 years from now. all the payments will come through 15 plans. host: those are 15 private plans? guest: they are 15 contractors that medicare pays, largely still across plans. they are blue cross by state. the contract with medicare to pay benefits on behalf of medicare. it has evolved over the years. for many years of mutual of omaha was a big contractor. essentially, the government uses contractors to pay them out. host: if you were 65 years old and eligible for medicare, you do not pay for it anymore, correct? if you are not working? guest: foreparts a. the net to various creeley. if you have to buy private insurance, for the average senior it is about a $11,
CSPAN
Aug 28, 2009 1:00pm EDT
. i encourage you to use the mechanisms that the commerce department and small business administration have provided to get that information. use the people in the field. if they are eda representatives, make them do their jobs for the business community that is here today. i will be measured on several statistics when i get done. my job will be fundamentally finished in about 13 months. i have never had it term appointment before but i think this one is close to it. at that time, they will measurements of five things -- i have these things on my wall and their measurements that i signed up for. number one is get the money out quickly. as i mentioned earlier, right now, over all, in the aggregate, we have put out, in contracts and grants to states, about $200 billion by the end of this month it will be -- at the end of september it will be to a $30 billion. we have put about $60 billion out of tax benefits. we are approaching the $300 billion mark. we're doing okay. the second thing is get the money under contract properly. broccoli means two things to make -- that we ge
CSPAN
Aug 14, 2009 10:00am EDT
. composed of people that primarily are on twitter and facebook or people that use online organizing techniques to organize their community around some kind of issue. host: you are meeting at the the david lawrence convention center in pittsburgh. . >> that basically decide if they want to follow us around. 9÷they are trying to grab onto what we are doing, regardless of which city is in. host: c-span has a presence at both conferences. we will be covering today and tomorrow, some of the panels that are taking place, including a conversation with congressman suspect and arlen specter who will be speaking at the event with the former dnc chairman howard dean. where do you see the netroots movement going into next three- five years? guest: what will happen is that the past seven or so, we have worked on the electric-politics. it has gotten pretty sophisticated. there has been signs among activists and victories and money raised on line. you'll start seeing people translate that into techniques that are effective for governments. getting things like health care passed, getting the cat a
CSPAN
Aug 25, 2009 7:00am EDT
take your e-mails or you can send us a message by twitter. here is the front page above the fold in "the washington post" -- as a ben bernanke is reappointed, the announcement will come this morning from an elementary school. here is what mr. obama will say "as an expert on the causes of the great depression i'm sure that ben never imagined he would be part of the team responsible for preventing another." he purged the collapse with calm and wisdom with bold action and thinking outside the box. -- he approached that collapsed. these reporters indicate that mr. obama's decision had become the subject of growing speculation. in washington policy circles the president called the fed chairman to the oval office this past wednesday to offer him another four-year term. mr. ben bernanke then flew off to wyoming where he gave the defense of his controversial policies. one of the points, is that appointing a democrat such as janet yellen, alan blinder, would have been popular with many democrats, but a move by mr. obama to install his own person at the fed might have rattled markets and unse
CSPAN
Aug 15, 2009 11:00pm EDT
around the country to start using some of the smart practices that you are using. frankly, medicare and medicaid provide a lot of care for a lot of patients, particularly seniors. if they hear from medicare, can you start doing things smarter, they have the incentive to do it. once they put a smarter system in place, the benefits spillover to the private insurance market as well. we want to do it through medicare and medicaid, but we also want to see in the private insurance market that heah providers start thinking smarter and providing better care, which often turns out to be lower-cost care. it is not going to happen overnight, because a lot of these systems have been put in place for a long time. you are in grand junction or the mayo clinic or another good health care system, each year they are continually comparing notes. they have a peer review process where doctors are exchanging ideas, and they are continually making the system better and smarter, and over time, we can bend the cost curve so that instead of having inflation go a lot faster than everything else, it matches ev
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Aug 20, 2009 7:00am EDT
forgive my nervousness. i have a rare condition which causes some of us to speak funny and have a funny mannerisms in public like edith bunker. guest: i get nervous on tv and i do not even have an excuse. caller: thank you. i have done art therapy and music therapy as a christian social work volunteer. first, i want to apologize on behalf of the christian committee for the way professing christians have played a big part with secular conservatives in turning these town meetings rather ugly, i think you would agree. viewers should have seen "the daily show" last night and the reruns this morning where fox news did not perpetrate these town hall meetings, but they sure do champion them. they champion them as being grassroots. in 2003, 2004 the called early protestors of bush's invasion in iraq " unpatriotic" and called those of us who voted for al gore "sore losers." this is my question -- i have searched on a "if it ain't broke, it did not fix it" on the web site -- really suffering people groups who need government to step in summer with the financing, as well as families who do not hav
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Aug 21, 2009 2:00am EDT
sure that we use less foreign oil. . . >> all their hopes wr dashed because this is a tough, cynical town. we're going to be able to show them that basically you can't get anything done in this town. you can't change things. and everything always immediately becomes partisan. and governments -- way too complicated and congress is way too paralyze add the special interests are way too powerful to bring about meaningful, big changes that help the american people. that's the storyline they're operating on. but that's the storyline wie been fighting against this entire time. from the day we announced this race, we were fighting against that. and they have been trying to write that story again and again and again. we are not going to give up now. [applause] >> we are not going to give up now. we're going to get this done and show the american people that the government can work for them. thank you, everybody. god bless you. [cheering] [cheering] [cheering] [applause] >> as the selt care conversation continues, c-span's health care shub a key resource. keep up to date with health care even
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Aug 5, 2009 10:00am EDT
getting materials for events, please contact us by phone or online at our website, www.yaf.org. our next speaker is president of the washington d.c.-based research council which leads the way in defending the judeo- christian values upon which our nation was built. he served in the louisiana state legislature as recognized as a pioneer by offering many measures. he hosts a national radio program called "washington watched weekly." his first book was released just last year. copies will be available of this book for purchase and signing after his talk. a veteran of the u.s. marine corps and a former police officer and tv news reporter, he brings a unique blend of experience and leadership to the pro-family movement. please welcome mr. tony perkins. [applause] >> good morning. it is good to see a friendly crowd here in d.c. for a change. do not take what blair said too seriously. it sounds from my bio that i cannot hold a job. i've been with my current job for six years. i ran for the united states senate about seven years ago. my family and i traveled the state of louisiana for about
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Aug 3, 2009 12:30am EDT
not actually as big as we thought. you get complacent. it is important to remind us not to do that, so i thank you for bringing that up again. >> thank you very much. if that was the standard, it would be the budget of the state of louisiana for decades, i am afraid. that may be what we end up paying, because of the nature of the disaster. we are pleased now to welcome our first witness, administrator craig few gate, who is the news administrator of the federal emergency management agency. welcome, mr. fugate. ajj madam chair, a ranking member and other members of the committee. it's an honor to be here before your committee and talking about catastrophic disasters. so what is a catastrophic disaster, by one definition to use? the framework we define as a natural man many incidents including terrorism and the results sex or near levels of mass casualties, damage or disruption of severely of i to population infrastructure m -- zero economy and national morale of government functions. fifteen minutes town of 100,000 and have a catastrophic event in may have been catastrophic to the o
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Aug 8, 2009 8:00pm EDT
her nomination. and join us next saturday at 7:00 p.m. eastern for "america and the courts." $ >> she will be the first latino american and only the third woman on the supreme court. you can watch all of the senator's speeches on judge sonia sotomayor and the vote at cspan.org. join us next week for "america and the courts," saturday evenings at 7:00 eastern on c-span. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2008] >> from the chicago public library, this is about an hour and a half. >> and now i think we're ready to begin. good evening, everyone. my name is mary demsey. it's my great pleasure to welcome you to the chicago public library for this very special program, "our histories and our stories. " first let me start by thanking juliana richardson and the history makers and g.g g. choza of roosevelt high school for telling these wonderful stories to us. we're delighted to have them here for this very, very special evening. of course, we're disietded to ee dr. henry lewis gates back here at the chicago hub library with rick hogan. it is an exciting night for us
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Aug 23, 2009 8:00pm EDT
they could not be one. -- that it could not be one. they would not like us less. kennedy said to him that he would run for president if you would run for the senate in new york. cronkite laughed and said that he could not because he did not live in new york, he lived in connecticut. secondly, he said he was not a democrat, he was registered as an independent. i knew he had those feelings about the war and he would take it seriously. he certainly couldn't out vote anyone else like to think of. >> that was 1968. >> no, that was 1972. >> where was that meeting held? the meeting with mr. cronkite and mr. kennedy. >> in senator kennedy's office. on capitol hill. what's how had to come to know senator kennedy in the first place? >> i came to know him because he called me up one day when i was an official in the peace corps. i was the regional director for latin america. i called him up when he was going to latin america as his first trip. because he knew i had been there, some friends of his told him i had lived in peru and he wanted to check the schedule at the state department with me. h
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Aug 23, 2009 6:00pm EDT
actually works. if the cooperative, on the other hand, is the vehicle by which we can use federal policy to begin to force regions to begin to imagine how the care delivery system might be reorganized, for payment reform, for pushing the integration of care systems, through the engagement of patients and governments and also in their own care process, those of the kind of principles that are really going to make a difference. and as the cooperative discussion unfolds, i hope that's where you see more discussion about the health care system is no. >> if you're watching "news makers close cut with scott armstrong. joining him are naooam levy and david lightman. >> we may need a separately -- a separate half hour show for this. regulations. new they regulate? what do they regulate? >> again i am very proud of how well i am able to run group health cooperative. terms of setting federal policy are around how you regulate things? it is beyond my ability to comment to specifically. -- to comment too specifically. there needs to be irrational said a federal standards, but my view is that
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Aug 7, 2009 7:00am EDT
from the washington times, "is using a legitimate term, and g hyde, mean to purify oneself or to wage a holy struggle for a moral bowl, which risks giving these document it risks reinforcing the idea that we're somehow at war with islam itself. as for the war on terrorism, mr. brennan said, the administration will not use the phrase because terrorism is but a tactic. a means to an end which, in al qaeda's case, is global domination by a islamic caliphate. he also dismissed global war as a term that feed al qaeda's vision of itself as a highly organized global entity capable of replacing sovereign nations with a global caliphate." we want to get your reaction to the white house dropping some of this language, "war on terrorism." we welcome your calls, and "the financial times" writes on all this as well. there headline says, " development put at core of obama's anti-terrorist dreaded g." "the obama administration set out its approach to violent extremism yesterday, dropping the bush administration rhetoric." our first call on all this is from southampton new york. caller: i am a profes
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Aug 22, 2009 8:00pm EDT
see. i think justice souter has been a magnificent justice or any of us who had the privilege of arguing before him and the court. we all know that he was extraordinarily well-prepared, fair minded, extraordinarily probing, and a lucid questioner. he was one knew i would hark back to the great moment when i was able to persuade justice souter to come out to present a eulogy to my late, great colleague and mentor, gerald gunther. justice souter is not a man who likes to travel. he likes new hampshire. i called up his secretary. he loved gerald's but because he said he should approach each case and decided as carefully as you can for that case. he had written him a fan letter about the book. i was unable to get justice ginsberg to come to the eulogy because she was being inducted into the women's hall of fame. i tried justice souter. i called up and the secretary said you never get him to come. is that in connecticut? no, it is in california. he will never go to california. he only likes to go to new hampshire. five seconds later, might line rang, and it was david souter. he said h
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Aug 6, 2009 5:00pm EDT
efficient use of energy from all sources. together, this is the foundation of a clean energy era. as a president obama has said, there is a choice before us. we can remain the world's leading importer of oil and -- or become the leading exporter of clean energy. the department of the interior manages 20% of america. these lands that only include some of our treasured landscapes, but also some of the most productive energy areas. until recently, energy production of focus has been on conventional resources including oil, gas, and coal. insuring these resources is essential to our energy security, but we also have undeveloped potential on our public lands and under the leadership of president obama and secretary salazar, we are pursuing these opportunities. the bureau of land management has identified over 20 million acres of public land with energy potential and over 29 million acres with solar energy potential. there are also 140 million acres of public land in alaska with a geothermal resource potential as well as significant biomass potential. these public lands have the potential to
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Aug 30, 2009 10:30am EDT
exception of dr. harold varmist who used to he had the n.i.h. and was on the panel who report wrote the report. people tend to jump on scary numbers and that became a huge issue and some of us who have been writing were somewhat surprised at the play that got and dr. frieden reflected that. that really is a bit exaggerated. we have known that flu can cause a huge number of deaths very quickly if it takes off. this flu doesn't look like it's going to do that so far. and the preparations have been based on a worst scace case squen air yow. and we reflected that opinion. and he showed a balancing act the health officials are facing. you want people to sit up and pay attention, to be concerned, concerned enough that if their child sows symptoms they don't send them to school and go off to work like usually we all do. but they also don't want people too panic. so that's going to be a fine line. >> what about saction sin availability? >> he was not very optimistic that it was going to be much earlier than mid october and that's what a lot of the concern is. kids are already back in school. th
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Aug 4, 2009 7:00am EDT
safely free. can you give us any sense of what you are hearing? guest: this broke late last night in an interview with a korean newspaper and we have been scrambling. i think that mike allen has it about right. it is a surprise. it is very interesting and we did not see it coming. we return to figure out this morning what the day holds for former president clinton. host: we will check your work this morning at your website. thanks for being with us on this tuesday. on to your phone calls. we will share with you some editorials from the papers. first, we want to hear from john from ohio. caller: i was wondering if obama was planning on taking those millions of dollars from the atomic plant? host: i have no idea where you're talking about, john. we will go on to another call. caller: they are taking $2 million out of the rim program for cash for clunkers. the post office is already asking for money. government should not be in any of this. they are taxing us to death. the more that you tax people, the less money they have to spend. reprivatized the post office -- back to the railroads, we
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Aug 31, 2009 6:00am EDT
republican john culberson shows how politicians use technology to stay in touch with their constituents. >> this week on "q&a," we do cafaro discussion on health care talking with doctors and staff at the virginia hospital center. we talked to doctor john garrett, chief of cardiac surgery. >> doctor john garrett, chairman of the board of directors of the virginia hospital center, can you remember the first moment you thought you might want be a doctor? >> i think so. my stepfather was a surgeon. and for lots of reasons, i wanted to be like my stepfather. so from about age 7 when he came into my life, i kind of wanted to copy him. i think it got a little more serious than that when i was in high school i injured my hip, dislocated my hip in a skiing accident. i had to be a hospital for about seven weeks where they pinned my knee and contraction and had a lot of time to just play and observe people in the hospital. i think in my mind that i decided then that i was going to do it. >> where did you grow up? >> montgomery, alabama. >> where did you go to college? >> emory university in atlan
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Aug 31, 2009 5:00pm EDT
all of us. in the private insurance market when somebody who is not on medicare but doesn't have health insurance shows up at the hospital and the hospital gets the doctor and they treat the patient and they have to do big surgery, you think the hospital just swallows all that cost? they and the insurance companies pass it on. it's estimated that in the private insurance market individuals pay over on average $1,100 a year for all the people who are not insured in the system and pay for it in a very inefficient way because they are not getting the preventive care up front. they have to wait until the problem gets worse because they can't go to the doctor's office because what does the doctor office say when you call them up. what's your insurance number? i don't have one so it gets worse and worse and worse and they show up at the hospital, much more expensive. who pays for it, all of us through our insurance and medicare through the system so we're saying people have to shoulder that responsibility now, but you can't say to somebody who earns $25,000 a year that you've got to pi
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Aug 11, 2009 2:00am EDT
we help them to enhance what they had, to use it better, and to use additional functions around population management and care planning. we fanlight -- we found that our criticisms were helpful and they could do it. most of them came back to was very excited about it, but says they were paying for this themselves, to sustain this day needed change meant in the payment that a guy. we call this paid-for-proactive care, for all setting and interviewing for behavioral change and education. mber per month is . is really helpful to see some cost savings and the clinics really needed to be able to refer whoever they could -- that they saw the need for, into the program to make it work, to make that efficiency work. so that's really what i had to say. thank you again for having me. >> thank you. sue, take us to colorado. >> thank you. it's my pleasure to talk about the medicaid medical homes for children pilot that we initiated a couple of years ago. and i'd like to share some brief background to put it into context. when governor bill ritter came into office in 2007, healthcare was a t
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Aug 8, 2009 2:00pm EDT
proposals? second, the use of an identical rating system between traditional corporate bonds and structured financial products allowed investors to use their existing standards with respect to ratings and allowed regulators to use existing guide lnls without the need to consider the risks posed by structures and unstructured products. we addressed this directly by requiring that rating agencies use rating symbols that distinguish between structured and unstructured financial products. the first point, transparency. second on ratings shopping. an attempt to shop among rating agencies by soliciting preliminary ratings and enlisting the agency that provides the highest one. our proposal would require instead that an issuer disclose all of the ratings it had received so investors could see how much the issuer had shopped and whether its final rating exceeded one of those preliminary ratings. that should help deter ratings shopping in the first place. in addition, the sec has proposed a beneficial rule so that markets can assess the long-term quality of ratings. in addition, we strong
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Aug 21, 2009 10:00am EDT
joining us. that is the end of "washington journal." back tomorrow at 7:00 eastern time. thank you for joining us. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2009] . >> the president then heads to camp david this afternoon and will depart for martha's vineyard on sunday where his family will stay through august 30. in an hour or so, we will give you live coverage of today's white house briefing with press secretary robert gibbs. tonight on tv, author alice walker, winner of the pulitzer prize for her book "the color purple." par-3 our program starts at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span -- our three-hour program starts at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span2. >> john mccaslin, interviewed by keith stroup, founder of norml, on "after words" on c- span's book tv. >> frank mankiewicz, campaign manager for george mcgovern, on the time when walter cronkite was considered for vice president. sunday at 8:00 on c-span. >> c-span's healthcare hub is a key resource. follow the latest tweets and the links and keep up-to-date with town hall meetings
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Aug 5, 2009 2:00am EDT
regulatory -- >> the use of the mark of the bonuses that go -- they had reached half a million pounds for employees. it came before the treasury and was issued at an aggressive trading day. the city has stolen a march on the regulator. it seems to hot -- it seems hard to pull the bank no. >> enumeration has to be based on long-term performance. if it is based on short-term deal making, the life of the institution is put at risk. that is why it needs to be under the regulator system. there has to be long-term basis for enumeration in the short term deals. the rest of the -- there has to be the regulated system available to take back sets -- action when necessary. it is designed to deal with many of these problems. >> when the governors before the treasury, he stated that did not been consulted on financial regulation and he stated vocally that was a week before it came out. do you have a grip on the situation? >> i've not a member of the apartheid group. the need to be put onto a legislative basis. -- it need to be put on to a legislative basis. [unintelligible] that is the right thing
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Aug 23, 2009 1:00pm EDT
congressman up there that are shutting the doors. they are not listening to us. they are calling us mobs. we are not mobs in mississippi. we are not mobs in mississippi. but my question is, as a staff auditor, i have not seen the federal government made one attempt to clean up one messe. [applause] i have not seen them clean up the sec. in run should not have happened. people should not have lost their retirement. -- enron should not have happened. we have enough regulations to stop that, but it is not happening. there is too much going on that is not being checked. if you cannot clean up a little, how can you take away all our health care that we pay for? [applause] >> we will start in reverse order. number one, i would hope by now that everyone in this room is aware that i am not going to vote for the health-care plan. [applause] we will take them in reverse order. >> i did not mean you. >> quite honestly, it goes back to that 11 trillion dollars of debt, the fact that the medicare trust fund will collect enough money between now and 2017 to continue to make its annual operating e
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